COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 4 Columbus State defeated Clark State (25-10, 25-10, 25-18) to open its regular season Friday evening.
Freshman Samantha Dunn added a trio of aces while Payne had a team-high four blocks.
Next up, the Cougars host Hocking College on Wed, Aug. 29 at 6:00 p.m.
- This is the third consecutive win over Clark State in two years.
- The Team recorded 11 total service aces: Highest the program has had since the Nov. 11, 2016 match vs. Queensborough Community College at the national tournament.
- Payne's 13 assists is a career-high for the setter who primarily played opposite last season.